Join The H.O.P.E. Scholarship for a candid conversation about the black college experience. Allow us to dispel commonly held myths concerning the nation’s 105 historically black institutions. Come along as we discuss the joy, the pride, the prominence and the perils we face as HBCU students and alumni.
That chat features Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Philander Smith College. Kimbrough is the 12th president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark.
Known as the Hip Hop president, he is one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college, including the creation of the Black Male Initiative at Philander Smith College that has been a model for similar programs.
Join The H.O.P.E. Scholarship and Dr. Kimbrough for a one-hour Twitter chat, April 18, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. (EST) .
Do other nationalities attend HBCUs?
What are the advantages to attending an HBCU?
Do HBCUs give their students a false sense of reality?
Why go to a black college when I can go anywhere?